August 19, 2017

We decided to send our frozen embryos out for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in order to improve our success rates. Boy, was I glad. I didn't know this when we decided to have this done, but I needed the time to recover. There was no way that I could have ever done a fresh IVF transfer anyways, because I was so so sick. (You can read more about that here.)  

We had 9 embryo samples to send to the lab. Ours happened to go through a genetic lab called CombiMatrix. We would have to wait a week or so before finding out the results. I felt super weird about this. If we were to get pregnant naturally, we wouldn't have this option, but I wanted to know. I was scared that they would all have something wrong. It was hard to wait for so long for the results. We just held on to the fact that we had 9 chances right now. 

I received a phone call from the billing department of Comb...

July 15, 2017

IVF is something that we had talked about for many years. I felt kind of strange about the whole thing. Pregnancy is supposed to be natural, it should just happen. But when things weren't "just happening", I started to change my mind. I always thought I would get pregnant on a whim. Knowing that I had PCOS, I knew it would be hard to get pregnant. For a long time, I wished and hoped that it would happen. 

There is also obviously the whole money thing. We moved from a state where insurance covers some IVF costs, to one that covers ZERO PERCENT! What The Fuck. Of Fucking Course! 

After finding my amazing RE, a year after my Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, and discovering that we both had fertility complications, my husband and I started to seriously start trying IVF.  

We knew we would need help from friends and family if we wanted to try. We decided to set up a GoFundMe page. Wow, we have some seriously g...

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